On Feb 8 the German FAZ reported that the actual death toll of the conflict in Ukraine is ten times higher than the official figures suggest. According to their sources (‘Sicherheitskreise’ – military / intelligence) 50’000 fighters and civilians have died since April 2014. The UN estimates 5’358 casualties, Poroshenko recently said that …
Actors are driven to take higher risks in a environment that becomes more dangerous while the consequences of their actions are not clear.
Or are they going to ban primes?!
On Nov 9 Reuters published an article quoting senior EU officials involved in gas negotiations. The bottom line: It’s worse than expected.
Elections in Ukraine are over, old problems start hurting again. The optimistic bubble blown up during election campaign bursts. And the public goes back to normal, defining its role in a armed society.
Some notes on a geopolitical hot spot with features of a institutional freak show.
What think Ukrainians about the situation of their country, what are priorities and opinions towards current issues?
Ukraine’s voters are going to elect a new parliament on October 26th. It is one of the most corrupt countries and this election might become one of the most corrupt ever, additionally it takes place in a contentious environment due to the current conflict. So it’s worth having a closer look at it. This post …
The conflict with eastern separatists and the Russian threat reduces the rivalries inside the Ukrainian elite – first things first. That’s why there is some risk in too much peace.
On the Architecture of a House of Cards